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The Cliff Town House

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4 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Serious About Seafood Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner
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The Cliff Town House
22 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2 Dublin City
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Sister-property to the celebrated Cliff House Hotel in Waterford this elegant Georgian townhouse hotel focuses on creative Irish cooking in a handsome dining room
  • Banqueting
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Private Parties
  • Seafood
  • Atmospheric
  • Business Meal
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Cool Venue
  • Old World / Traditional
  • Romantic
  • Sunday Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

The Cliff Town House

With its enviable location overlooking St Stephen’s Green, the dining room of this handsome Georgian building is both elegant and impressive. A sister to the much feted Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore, Co Waterford, this urban outpost is a fashionable and bustling lunch and dinner spot.


The split-level dining room hasn’t changed much since Richard Corrigan ran it as Bentley’s, with its high ceilings, interesting light fittings and attractive oyster bar at the back of the room. Tables are dressed in crisp linen with good silverware and glasses, setting the tone for a fine dining experience.


This Dublin restaurants got a firm emphasis on seafood, with an appealing selection of shellfish specials on offer, perhaps Galway mussels with white wine, garlic and parsley or a vast seafood platter. Main choices include a selection of risottos, market fish like wild seabass or black sole on the bone and a few meaty offerings, perhaps filet of beef and Skeaghanore duck.


Menus are overseen by The Cliff Collection’s Executive Chef Martijn Kajuiter, of sister property,The Cliff House Hotel, Co Waterford, and the cooking by Head Chef Sean Smith and his team has flair. Dishes are stylishly presented and a competent sommelier oversees an interesting wine list which offers great choice by the glass.


Generally, staff are professional and efficient, with the overall dining experience enhanced by service that leaves a pleasing feeling of having been very well looked after.


An excellent and very good value Sunday lunch is especially noteworthy, when families are well catered for.


Upstairs there’s a smart bar for pre- or post-dinner drinks, which has retained its original aviation theme developed in memory of Dr Tony Ryan, and this boutique hotel also has a private dining room overlooking the Green as well as ten stylish bedrooms.

Seats 75 (private room, 30); L Mon-Sat, 12-3pm; afternoon menu, 3-6pm, D 6-11pm (to 10pm Sun); Sun L 12-3pm; The Oysterbar is open everyday all day from 12; Aviators Lounge is open 10am-12.30am. Set 2/3 course L €19.95/25; early D €25 5.30-6.30pm; also a la carte L & D. House wine from €29. SC 12.5%. Closed 25 & 31 Dec, 1 Jan, Good Fri. Amex, Diners, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 10-03-2015
Author: Georgina Campbell

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